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  1. e-learning and libraries trends and opportunities Hans Roes Tilburg University / Ticer Ankara / June 2003

  2. contents • e-learning elements • present situation USA & Netherlands • strategic opportunities for libraries • implications for library staff Ankara / June 2003

  3. e-learning elements • student-centered, anytime, anywhere • web-based, interactive and dynamic • promoting active learning styles • group work on real life problems • customized learning routes • emphasizing competencies Ankara / June 2003

  4. is it really happening? Ankara / June 2003

  5. on the other hand ... e-learning at traditional universities is growing enormously (source: Katrina Meyer, Educause Quarterly, Number 2, 2003) Ankara / June 2003

  6. e-learning and libraries (1) • libraries are struggling with the idea • educational innovators rediscover the library and its importance in learning • discussion still very scattered • licensing of content more important • no awareness of rights management of content produced by institutions Ankara / June 2003

  7. e-learning and libraries (2) • integration through portals coming • growing competition: e-books, content suppliers and DLE vendors, gateways • information literacy is more and more seen as a crucial competency • vision still lacking, stress to much on technology Ankara / June 2003

  8. strategic opportunities for libraries • digital libraries / digital learning environments • digital portfolios • information literacy • collaborative course design • real and virtual learning environments Ankara / June 2003

  9. digital libraries / digital learning environments • precondition: active learning styles • DLs are natural complements to DLEs • two approaches • small scale / distributed on course level • large scale / centralised repositories • integration of DLs and DLEs is not trivial Ankara / June 2003

  10. digital portfolios • precondition: students manage their own learning process • personal assessment tools • shareable components • institution as a knowledge organization Ankara / June 2003

  11. information literacy • key skill for the knowledge economy • often combined with critical thinking skills • recognize information need • develop search strategy • evaluate • synthesize • make effective use of acquired information Ankara / June 2003

  12. collaborative course design • educator no longer ‘king’ • course design becomes multidisciplinary • building learning environments suited for active learning / real problems • integrating with help on information organization in specific subject areas Ankara / June 2003

  13. example: DEsite • decision making in Europe • complex legal process • jungle of information sources • DEsite is developed by library staff and teaching staff • introduces information sources in context • shows opportunities of synergy Ankara / June 2003

  14. real and virtual learning environments • complementary rather than competitive • social component of learning • facilitating group and multimedia work • library evolves towards learning center • client- rather than collection-centered Ankara / June 2003

  15. John Seely Brown ‘Libraries are the meeting place for teachers and students outside class.’ (Educause 2001) Ankara / June 2003

  16. resistance ... Ankara / June 2003

  17. implications for library staff • library as a learning organization • lifelong learning librarians • developing partnerships with faculty • changing organizational culture • new, hybrid types of jobs • possible organizational consequences Ankara / June 2003

  18. institutional strategy and library strategy • need for shared vision on education • emphasis on active learning • promote the library as an asset • remember your basic mission: how can you help to support education and educational innovation Ankara / June 2003

  19. e-learning and libraries trends and opportunities Hans Roes Tilburg University / Ticer Ankara / June 2003